Monday, January 10, 2005

I guess it depends on who’s doing the observing.

They report, you decide...

Amid low turnout and allegations of vote fraud and voter abuse, Mahmoud Abbas, longtime associate of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, appeared to have won yesterday's vote ... [NY Sun]


Palestinian Gunmen Storm Election Office

Five Palestinian gunmen burst into a Palestinian election office and fired into the air in the first incident of violence during Sunday's presidential election ... the men were affiliated with the ruling Fatah movement. Fatah's candidate, Mahmoud Abbas, was expected to win the vote by a large margin. [Jerusalem Post]


Abbas Declares Victory in Vote -- Observers Call Balloting Free and Fair. [New York Times, dead tree edition.]